The tourist hordes haven’t ruined Grimaldi’s, whose pedigree–going back to Patsy Grimaldi’s first job at his uncle’s pizzeria in 1941– assures it guidebook coverage. The jukebox still honors Sinatra, and the waitstaff remains surly. But oh, the pizza: a thin crust covered with a mozzarella-to-sauce ratio that achieves the Platonic ideal.
1 Front St
|Cross street:||at Old Fulton St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30am–10:45pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C to High St; F to York St; 2, 3 to Clark St|
|Price:||Average pizza: $14. Cash only|